I really liked this book! I found it a little disturbing in the beginning that I felt as if I hated all the characters except maybe 1.By the end,I really only loved 2characters.The rest,although very well developed,were only tolerable.Much of my lack of liking them,however,had to do with the time period culture.The book teaches this culture well.The second I finished -I followed it with the 2007 movie.It was a very loose and condensed interpretation (as they almost always are),but I loved it (especially the ending) in any case.
One of the greatest classics ever written Truly a great work. Books are meant to enlighten and inspire the reader -Persuasion does just that. A beautiful story. I doubt if I can ever tire of reading it. Highly recommended to all.
One of Jane Austen's Best Great book about a couple who fell in love when young, were separated because of a difficult circumstances,, and then met again, 8 years later, changed but still, somehow, the same
It took me awhile to really get the flow of the older English expression used by the author. Once I got that, I loved the book. There is depth of thought and beautiful descriptive narrative. I struggled a bit with the many characters. I just need to reread it!
The last book that Jane Austen wrote, and it has a different tone that makes me wonder what she would have written after if she had the chance. Of the Austen novels I've read (S&S, P&P, and Emma), this is the only one that isn't about a very young woman's first love. Instead, the main character is 26 or 27, and her first love was eight years ago. When he reenters her life, her feelings for him return, but he has definitely moved on. This book has a more subtle humor than her others; in the past there was always at least one character who would be utterly ridiculous, but in this book the ridiculous characters are more believably so, and are antagonists instead of laughable. Overall, like all Austen novels, a must-read if you like 19th century novels.
A classic I love this kind of story. And have the pleasure to read it was the most amazing thing I could ever have. It was all that I was expecting and more. The characters are remarkable and give you a feeling on how was a domestic life in that century!
Lovely Romance This is actually the first Austen story I really liked from beginning to end. I actually love Anne Elliot. The story was a bit long winded and slow at points but the cute love story between Anne and Captain Wentworth made the read worth it. One of the best from Ms. Austen.
Where is my own Captain Wentworth? I absolutely love this book! And to make it even more memorable in mind, my own dear cousin had a Captain Wentworth in her life. They have now been very happily married for a few years.
I started with “Pride and Prejudice”, then read “Emma”, and still wanted more of Jane Austen. I think I have to agree with a few other reviews that I’ve read, and say that certainly liked Persuasion the best. It took me a while to get truly interested in the book, I think I might have been half-way through before I was really hooked, so don’t give up too soon if you start reading and find it hard to keep your interest.
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